Join us for the 2019 Art & Antiques Show!

We are very excited about this year’s Show Lecture Series. Our lecturer series is always exceptional and this year promises to be no different! We always bring the best designers, architects, event planners, and more to our Art & Antiques Show, and this year is promises to raise the bar, bringing you a glamorous event filled with iconic lecturers, such as celebrities, designers, architects and party planners. we hope you will take advantage of what the 2019 Art & Antiques show has to offer and purchase tickets to this amazing event today.

Friday, December 6th

10:00 a.m. – Family Affair featuring Jim, Phoebe and Andrew Howard

Book signing by Jim Howard following the lecture

The Howard Family:

 James Michael Howard, a native of Florida, Launched his own interiors firm in 1988, after 12 years of working with various design firms.  Schooled in design at Parson’s in New York, Jim developed a passion for both classical and modern elements of design and decoration early in his career.

His projects, which include homes in the Hamptons, Florida beach houses, Montana retreats, and Virginia country houses Jim always manages to blend his creative aesthetic to complement the needs and fast of his clients.  Jim’s design projects, are and extraordinary library of design inspiration, and have been published in Coastal Living, Decor, Home Beautiful, Southern Accents, and Veranda among others.  He was awarded the 2017 Shutze Award for Residential Interior Design over 5,000 square feet from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.  He has also been awarded in 2014 from Hamptons College and Gardens for Interior Design.  He recently published his first book Atmosphere, which expresses his lessons and views on the seven principles of design which he learned at Parsons and how each of these principles create atmosphere in a room.

Phoebe Howard

In 1996, Phoebe and Jim Howard opened the doors to their first store, Mrs. Howard, in Jacksonville, Florida, hoping to demystify the decorating process for their customers.  The goal was simple: to create a retail space that showcased Jim’s architectural and decorating talent, and Phoebe’s natural skills for buying, decorating and merchandising.

Five years later, they added another store, Max & Company, which features a younger, more modern appeal.  Now the Howard have Mrs. Howard and Max & Company stores in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

While she is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on Southern style, Phoebe is well regarded for her business acumen as well, catering to both clients and other members of the design community who have embraced the Mrs. Howard aesthetic.  Phoebe scours the globe for new products for her stores and clients, and creates a custom line of pillows, lamps, mirrors and caseloads.  She’s also has a furniture collection called Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture, which is available in her stores as well as retailers nationwide

Andrew Howard

Eighteen years ago, I walked into a design store for an interview and walked out with a job that would change my like.  It was my parent’s store, after all.  As it turns out, a love for beautiful homes and happy people is in my blood, and I have been doing my best to nurture that ever since.  Passion is key in design, and I’m lucky to feel more and more passionate about what I do each day.

I was honored to be named by House Beautiful and Traditional Home as one of the Top Young Designers in  America in 2013.  My work has also been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Luxe, Country Living, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Real Simple and Trad Home.

Somewhere along the way, I also managed to marry a wonderful woman and have

two fantastic sons.  My goal as a designer is the same today as it was from day one:  I want to create spaces with longevity that properly reflect my client’s person styles and that can be enjoyed by everyone.

11:30 a.m. – Lecture, Julianna Catlin, Catlin Design &  E. William Nash, IV, E.W. Nash & Son, Jacksonville, Fla.

Juliana Catlin and E. William Nash, IV

As principal of Catlin Design, Juli Catlin has led her firm to more than 30 years of design excellence and has been featured in many national publications. William Nash is one of the Southeast’s up-and-coming experts in antiques and decorative arts and, in partnership with his father, runs E.W. Nash & Son, an antiques restoration and appraisal firm located in Jacksonville.

1:00 p.m. – Tales and Table Talk with Julia Reed

Book signing by Julia Reed following the lecture

Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun magazine, where she writes a regular column, “The High & Low”.

Julia grew up in the Mississippi Delta and began her career at Newsweek magazine’s Washington Bureau.  For 20 years she was a contributing editor at Vogue.   When there, her profile subjects included everyone from Bill and Hilary Clinton and George and Laura Bush, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Bless, and Robert De Niro.

She is the author of eight books and Her most recent book, Julia Reed’s New Orleans: Food, Fun, and Field Trips for Letting the Good Times Roll was published by Rizzoli in April 2019.

Julia serves on the National Advisory Board of the Eudora Welty Foundation as well as the board of the Link-Stryjewski Foundation.  She divides her time between New Orleans and Greenville, Mississippi


Saturday, December 7th

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Evocative Interiors – Ray Booth – Interior Designer, Lexington, KY

Book signing by Ray Booth following the lecture

Ray Booth

Ray, an Alabama native and graduate of the Auburn University School of Architecture, joined McALPINE in 1999.  The First phase of his career took him north to New York, where he spent successful tenures in the offices of such distinguished design talents as John Saladino.  Ray returned to the south as a partner in McAlpine’s interior design firm with his former professor, Bobby McAlpine.  These days, Ray has what many consider the best of both worlds:  he divides his time between the firm’s Nashville office and the expanded New York office, which allows him to keep one foot in the city and the other in his native south.  Ray’s work has  received national recognition from the most prestigious publications.  Architectural Digest featured Ray’s own Nashville residence as well as other projects in New York and Baton Rouge: Elle Decor has covered his projects in Montana and Mexico; and Veranda has published homes he designed in Charlotte and Nashville.  Ray’s first book, Evocative Interiors was just released from Rizzoli.  With an undimmed passion and desire for beauty, Ray shares his life and homes in New York and Nashville partner John Shea.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Outside/In: Designing with Nature in Mind: Featuring Margot Shaw with Elaine Griffin and Barry Dixon

Book signing by Margot Shaw, Elaine Griffin and Barry Dixon to follow the lecture

 Margot Shaw

Margot Shaw is the Founder and Editor-in Chief of Flower Magazine.  Now in it’s 12th year, magazine has grown to include features on Homes, gardens, entertaining and lifestyle.  Margot is a sought-after speaker at antique & garden shows, museums, botanical gardens, interior design centers, and more.  She is the author of the newly released book, Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers.

Elaine Griffin

Interior designer and tastemaker Elaine Griffin believes that a person’s home- what it looks like, where it is, how it’s lived in- reveals more about him than anything else in the world.  “The decorator’s hand should enhance a client’s personality, not eclipse it.” she says, “because rooms should always look like the people who live in them.”

A cast member and the third-place winner of NBC’s 20214 primetime design competition reality show, American Dream Builders hosted by Nate Berkus, Elaine is also the author of the bestselling Design Rules: The Insider’s Guide to Becoming Your Own Decorator, which arms readers with the timeless rules, principles and proportions that design pros use to create great-looking, livable rooms.

A participant in the 2003 Kips Bay Decorator Shophouse, Elaine’s private client work has been featured in publication including Elle Decor, House Beautiful, The New York Times, Daily News and New York Post, Southern Accents, and New York Magazine.  She appeared regularly in design segments on Morning television, including the Today Show.

Elaine holds the distinction of being the first African-American recipient of the New Oak School of Interior Design’s highest accolade, their honorary doctorate, award to her in May 2019 following her keynote speech to the school’s graduating class.  She earned her B.A. in Art History at Yale and began her design career in the office of architectural behemoth Peter Marino, following a non-year career as a publicist in New York and Paris and officially opened her eponymous design firm in 1999.  Elaine returned to the Coastal Georgia of her your in 2015, where she presently resides.

Barry Dixon

Inspired by acres of lush Virginia countryside, Barry Dixon is known for a distinct aesthetic that blends Western styles with global influences from a childhood spent abroad in India, Pakistan, Korea, New Caledonia and South Africa.  With Projects spanning the world, Dixon imagines interiors that infuse artifacts and antiques with present-day motifs- all preserving the history and personality of the home’s owners and their treasures.  His exclusive collections include furniture, lighting and accessories for Arteriors; showroom design and products for Fortuny; custom furniture and lighting for Avrett; fabrics and trims for vervain; upholstery for Tomlison; and The Naturals color collection by Barry Dixon for C2 Paint.  This year, Barry will introduce his first collection of wall coverings with Vervain.

He is the author of several books, Barry Dixon Interiors and Barry Dixon Inspirations, as well as Farrow and Ball: The Art of Color and Fortuny Interiors

Dixon lives and works in his 1907 Edwardian estate, Elway Hall, located on over 300 acres of farmland in the heart of Fauquier County, Virginia’s horse country.


Sunday, December 9th

12 noon: The Nuts and Bolts (and Do’s and Don’ts of Collecting) Dr. Adam Levine Director and Chief  Executive Officer, The Cummer Museum  of Art and Gardens.

Dr. Adam Levine

Adam Levine, PH.D is the Cummer Museum of Art & Garden’s Inaugural George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director & Chief Executive Officer.  He began his new role with the Museum in January 2019.   Levine’s more than 10 years of management and curatorial experience in leading arts institutions and museums in America includes times spent at the Toledo Museum of Art as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow before being appointed Assistant Director. He was promoted to Associate Director and then Deputy Director, all the while acting as the curator of the Museum’s important collection of ancient art.  From 2011 to 2013, he was a collections management assistant in the Greek and Roman Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  In 2009, he cofounded Art Research Technologies in New York City and served as CEO until 2012.  He has also consulted extensively for national and international museums, universities, and think tanks.

Other board services/positions held by Levine include work with the Archaeological Institute of America- Toledo Society, the Rocket Innovations Venture Fund (University of Toledo), Ohio Citizens for the Arts, and the Association of Art Museum Curators Governance & Nominating Committee.  Levine earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees at Dartmouth College in 2008, where he triple-majored in anthropology, art history, and mathematics and social sciences  He was named a Rhodes Scholar in 2012 and earned a Master of Studies and Doctor of Philosophy in the History of Art from Oxford University.  Levine has published and presented widely and has enjoyed fellowships/residencies at the American Numismatic Society and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Itlay.


Purchase Your Individual Show Gala, And Lecture Tickets Here
Directions to the 2019 Show at the Prime Osborne Center
Connect to our blog here.
I won’t be able to make it to the 2018 Art & Antiques Show but would like to make a donation click here.